Are there drugs in Playa del Carmen?
We have never been offered drugs in Playa or any of the resorts we have stayed at the past 6 years- one being OGX. But this past year my kids went into town for some night life.
Do cartels own the resorts?
Re: Cartel and large resorts. Right Robert the cartels own many of the large resorts. People are always shocked by that.
Is it safe to go to Mexico right now?
Mexico is open to travelers. The land border between Mexico and the United States is closed for nonessential travel through at least September 21. However, air travel is allowed. American travelers should remember they will need a negative Covid-19 test taken 72 hours or less before travel to return to the US.
Is seaweed still a problem in Playa del Carmen?
From about early October 2019 to March 2020 the beaches were very clear of seaweed. We believe the hurricanes of 2020 changed currents and it helped the sargassum situation. Starting in May of 2021 the seaweed is coming back. It still does depend on the location of the beach and not all are 100% clear.
Are Mexican resorts safe from cartels?
Yes, Mexico Is Safe Aside from dangerous areas along the U.S. border and other regions where cartels operate, Mexico is mostly a safe country and in my opinion, it is safe.